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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Ranew's Industries to Locate in Coffeyville Industrial Park

Montgomery County Action Coucil (MCAC) and the City of Coffeyville are pleased to announce that Ranew’s Industries, of Milner, Georgia, will soon expand their operations to the Coffeyville Industrial Park, bringing an anticipated 30 new jobs to the county.

An industrial coatings and precision metal fabrication company established in Georgia in 1981, Ranew’s has more than 30 years of experience painting all manner of parts, vehicles, commercial equipment and machinery. The company operates state-of-the-art monorail paint lines as well as large batch paint booths and ovens. The company uses liquid, powder and soon-to-be water-borne coatings for the thousands of parts that it paints each year. The company also operates a state-of-the-art light and medium fabrication facility, concentrating its production on top-quality metal enclosures, such as canopies, containers for power generators, transformer housings, loose parts and seed boxes used in agricultural production. Ranew’s also has expertise in rebuilding and refurbishing equipment.

Ranew’s operates four plants in three states, and its expansion into Montgomery County will essentially double its production capacity, explained Trisha Purdon, MCAC executive director. Purdon said MCAC, the City of Coffeyville, Montgomery County Commission, local realtors, financial institutions, utility providers and others have worked aggressively over the past several months to support the company’s site search and encourage its relocation.

“This is a great day for Montgomery County,” she said. “It’s great news for our economy, our workforce, our manufacturers. It’s a big win for the region, and we’re so pleased to welcome Ranew’s to our business community.”

Coffeyville City Manager Kendal Francis helped lead the efforts to bring Ranew’s to Montgomery County.

“Our city is thrilled to bring another great business to the area, and we very much look forward to a long, productive relationship with Ranew’s.”

Ranew’s Owner and President Lester Ranew said the company’s expansion will faciliate a more seamless relationship with its primary customer, John Deere Coffeyville Works, while affording the company the capacity to serve additional customers in the Midwest. According to Mr. Ranew, the existing John Deere relationship, along with the county’s robust manufacturing economy and the reception the company received from local entities were all factors in its decision to locate operations here.

“We found Montgomery County to be an ideal fit,” Mr. Ranew said. “We have appreciated the warm welcome, and we look forward to building our customer base nationally and globally with the help of this additional location and our expanded capacity.”

Ranew’s will occupy the current Darwin Industries facility, while Darwin will relocate its operations to share the MJD Products building at the industrial park. A ribbon cutting for Ranew is tentatively planned for Tuesday, October 24, and the company expects to be operational by February 1, 2018.
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